In this revisit to the past, Terrapin Beer Co. presents its limited-term offering, the All American Imperial Pilsner. Serving as a nod to the Election Year 2012, this throwback from the original Monster Beer Tour lineup is a bold imperial that embodies the classic German style, infused with an unmistakable All-American flair. The infusion of US hops introduces a fruity, citrusy twist, artfully harmonized with the malt, resulting in a brew with a dry and drinkable appeal.

Tasting Notes: A Flavorful Melting Pot

Appearance: The pour reveals a pale yellow elixir with clarity, topped by a quickly dissipating, bright, white head—setting the stage for what’s to come.

Smell: The aroma is a delightful mix of sweet malty goodness, subtle hops, and a hint of white sandwich bread, creating an inviting olfactory experience.

Taste: The flavor profile unfolds with sweetness that borders on cloying, prominently malt-driven, with a subtle hop bitterness that adds depth. Floral notes intermingle, creating a complex palate.

Mouthfeel: The texture is thick and syrupy, accompanied by a subdued carbonation, contributing to the overall weight of the beer on the palate.

Overall Verdict: A Bold Journey, Not Without Its Peaks

In this encounter with Terrapin All American Imperial Pilsner, one confronts a big beer—undeniably not a chugger. The elevated 8.7% abv makes its presence felt, and while it might come off as pretty hot, the brew remains approachable. Despite the personal preference caveat, especially for those not inclined towards Imperial Pilseners, it’s a worthwhile exploration. Terrapin brings forth a bold concoction that may not be everyone’s go-to, but certainly demands a taste for those intrigued by the fusion of classic German style with an All-American twist.

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PublisherGenrePrint LengthISBN
Terrapin Beer Co.European Strong LagerNot specifiedNot specified

As the Terrapin All American Imperial Pilsner beckons enthusiasts to indulge in its unique amalgamation of flavors, it leaves them with an experience that transcends the ordinary.